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Date Night Ideas At Home – Quarantine Date Night for Couples

Keep the love alive during quarantine with these 12+ Date Night At Home Ideas that will help you feel closer, and provide a break from the stress. We’ve been in quarantine or practicing social isolation since mid-March. Being locked in the house together with our loved ones, means couples have to find creative and intentional ways to spend quality time with one another. I am stressing quality time. You and your partner are around each other constantly right now, and once the kids are in bed, probably all you want to do is crawl into bed. A date that might require your to shower or shave or make or do something does not sound all too tempting. I know. Still, after the first week of quarantine, my husband Scott suggested we do a date night every Friday and I loved the idea. Here’s why. I feel we need to be reminded that as partners, we’re also a…

A Healthy Daily Quarantine Routine With Kids

Coronavirus quarantine with kids: Here is a list of activities, a survival guide, if you will, for parents who are quarantined at home with their small children. Now that I’m home all day with my jackals, I had to come up with a healthy quarantine-friendly daily routine for the kids! I have worked from home for years, but since I had Storm I’ve had a nanny from 9 am -3 pm four days a week. Now that we are essentially quarantined due to coronavirus, our daily routine has changed quite a bit. First let me say that we take this very seriously. We are not going to local playgrounds, we’re not having family over and we’re not visiting with friends. No playdates, no social interaction outside of our family aside from chatting with our next-door neighbors across the fence. In doing so, I’ve had to get creative with our routine! And keeping…

Healthy Quarantine Meal Plan

Eating healthy under quarantine is doable! Here’s my quarantine meal plan with simple, healthy and isolation-friendly recipes your whole family can eat. Low-carb, paleo & gluten-free. This quarantine is the perfect time to stay home, cook healthy meals and boost your immune system with nutritious food! Start with this healthy quarantine meal plan! These are trying times, ya’ll! We have to be mindful of the elderly and vulnerable in our society, and stay the fuck home! The best way to mitigate the spread of coronavirus is to limit your exposure to other people as much as possible. For me, this meant one huge grocery haul last Friday – and we haven’t been out since aside from walks around the neighborhood. And I’ve cooked every. single. meal. I thought it would be exhausting, but honestly, it’s been fun and feels super nourishing and healthy. If you’re also on lockdown right now – it’s the perfect time…

Boosting your Immune System with Supplements For Coronavirus – All you need!

Looking for Practical Tips For Coronavirus Prevention? Boosting your immune system with these all-natural supplements is a great step you can take to protect yourself from getting sick Aside from the obvious like eating well, reducing sugar, keeping stress low (as best you can) and getting restorative sleep – another great way to lower the risk of getting sick, is boosting your immune system with these supplements. These are the immune-boosting supplements I ALWAYS like to keep on hand. Elderberry – NOTE: I NO LONGER RECOMMEND THIS FOR COVID-19. There is some evidence it may do more harm than good for this particular virus. For now, I think it’s best to take a wait and see approach. Numerous studies have exhibited elderberry’s antiviral effects. This study showed elderberry’s antiviral properties in combatting the flu virus. This study showed elderberry’s direct antiviral effects against the flu in particular. I like these elderberry capsules for…

Daily Collagen Beauty Smoothie

Make this daily collagen smoothie with berries, kale and chia seeds part of your beauty routine! A healthy, delicious and energizing way to start your morning. Loaded with nutrients that are great for your gut, skin, hair, joints and bones! I start my day with this collagen smoothie (or a similar version of it) every day. It is not only delicious and easy to make but also loaded with so many nutrients for everything from our skin to our guts. I can feel and see a noticeable difference when I’m not drinking this daily. Can I replace breakfast with this collagen smoothie? You could. I personally like this collagen smoothie with eggs and/or sausage on the side. I know a lot of people do a smoothie for breakfast and that’s it, but I need more food than that. I like to sit down with my family and have this with…

Smoked Salmon on Toast – a Healthy Gluten-Free Breakfast

Move over avocado toast, this gluten-free recipe for smoked salmon on toast is as delicious as it is healthy! Rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, it’ll be your new favorite breakfast! I love me some smoked salmon on toast. But being celiac, I never feel comfortable ordering it at a restaurant. I always have to wonder if they sliced it using the same knife they use for regular bread, or if they prepare it on the same surface. I just can’t take that chance. Which is why I almost never eat bread. We don’t have it a lot at home, but I’ve recently decided I’m going to start incorporating some fancy gluten-free toast into my diet. Why should I be deprived when I see all these delicious toasts on Instagram?! Isn’t toast unhealthy? Don’t get me wrong. Bread is not exactly a health food, it’s refined carbohydrate. But I’m…

My Breast Fat Transfer – Before and After

Wondering what a successful breast augmentation with fat transfer looks like? Here’s my Breast Fat Transfer Before and After – Story. Want to see what a breast augmentation with fat transfer looks like? Here’s my honest before and after! Why I went with Breast Fat Transfer: After breastfeeding two kids, my boobs were not like they used to be! They took quite a beating. After looking at all of the options to determine which was safest, I got a fat transfer breast augmentation. Just so you know the backstory: I have nursed two babies. And I’ve pumped for the majority of those feedings. My first son, Everett was born prematurely at 23 weeks (you can read that story here). I pumped for the four and a half months while he was in the hospital. And I pumped for an additional six months when he was out. My second son, Storm…

How To Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Learn how to prevent stretch marks by optimizing your nutrition and focusing on nutrient-dense and supportive foods like collagen. Here is how I prevented stretch marks while pregnant: Before I got pregnant, something in the back of my mind worried about my body changing. I think most women are like this, but I was particularly concerned. When my mother was pregnant with my little brother, she routinely told me how disgusting she felt. “I feel fat.” “My body is so gross right now.” I heard this constantly. Even at five years-old, I remember her saying these things about her pregnant body. They always stuck with me. Additionally, my mother had some of the worst stretch marks I’d ever seen. I didn’t mind them, they were just a part of her body. But she hated them. And to be honest, if I put myself in her shoes, I wouldn’t like them…

Asian Ground Beef and Veggie Bowl (Gluten-Free, Paleo)

This Asian Ground Beef Bowl with veggies is so delicious, hearty and healthy you wouldn’t even guess it’s gluten-free and paleo! A protein-packed bowl that is on the table in under 30 minutes – totally meal prep, budget, and family friendly. Asian Beef Bowl – Budget Friendly, Paleo and Ready in 30 Minutes! I have been making this Asian Beef Bowl or a variation of it for years. If you want some Asian inspired healthy comfort food that comes together in a snap – this is it. Even my kids gobble it down. I switch out the veggies for avocado for them, easier to chew. Add this Asian Beef Bowl to your Lunch Meal Prep Routine! Another thing I love about this Asian Beef & Veggie Bowl is that it works for both lunch and dinner. This makes it perfect for meal planning! To make this ahead of time, you can brown the ground beef…

Mexican Sheet Pan Chicken Tacos (Paleo, Keto)

Easy to assemble and quick to clean up, this healthy Paleo & Keto Mexican Sheet Pan Chicken Tacos recipe will become your family’s new favorite. Sheet pan meals in general and this healthy paleo chicken sheet pan dinner, in particular, are my latest obsession. Now that my boys are both super mobile – they’re 3 and 18 months, I don’t have the same time frame to make elaborate roast chicken dinners. When I had one kid or even when the baby was still a baby, I had time to sautee the peppers and onions or lovingly toss the chicken in a skillet. That time is now usually spent at a park trying to prevent toddlers from running into traffic. That’s not even an exaggeration. My youngest thinks this is a fun game to play. Reasons to cook more sheet pan dinners: Trust me, having a couple of easy recipes like these…